VW Boss Piech: New Veyron Will Have 1200 Horsepower
Top Gear Bugatti Veyron Involved In Scam

A Bugatti Veyron that appeared on the BBC hit show Top Gear was owned by a man recently sent to jail for pretending to be a member of Kuwait’s royal family and bilking retired nurses out of their pensions.

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Hybrid Ferrari's "won't Save the Planet, Cost Us Lots of Money"

When you’re at the top of the automotive food chain, you are free to say what you want with impunity. Bugatti CEO Thomas Bscher’s remark “we don’t want rappers” was the reigning outrageous statement , but now, Ferrari head honco Amadeo Felisa has taken the title, laying down the law on hybrids, the “green” trend and emissions regulations in a very diplomatic manner.

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1936 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic Costs 30-40 Veyrons

You can be as baller as you want with a Bugatti Veyron, but there’s always someone else out there who will outdo you. In this case, it’s the Mullin Automotive Museum, who just purchased a Bugatti Atlantic Type 57SC for an enormous sum, between $30-$40 million. This easily bests the previous record holder, a 1961 Ferrari 250GT California Spyder, formerly owned by Hollywood actor James Coburn, which sold for roughly $12 million.

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Dutch Driver Borrows Dads Veyron, Car Impounded For Speeding

A 20-year-old Dutchman borrowed his father’s Bugatti Veyron, only to have the car seized for going 50 mph over the speed limit. Michel Perridon, the director of Trust International BV, a former sponsor of the now defunct Spyker F1 team, leant the supercar to his son last Thursday, shortly before the car was taken by police. Perridon’s son was clocked going 100 mph in a 50 mph zone. The man also had to forfeit his license as a result of the speeding charge.

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Bugatti Veyron, Ferrari F40 Among Exotic Cars To Be Auctioned After Ponzi Scheme Bust

Scott Rothstein was once a prominent South Florida lawyer, famous for his humble roots, flashy lifestyle and philanthropy. But after a suicide attempt and a failed escape to Morocco, Rothsetin turned himself in after federal agents exposed his 1.2 billion dollar Ponzi scheme.

Now, the United States government has seized his assets and is auctioning off an assortment of exotic cars owned by Rothstein and a number of shell companies. The list ranges from the very mild (two Pontiac G6s, a Ford Expedition) to the highest echelons of supercar-dom (two Bugatti Veryons, a Ferrari F40).

If you have the funds, and are looking to score a deal on some serious machinery with, shall we say, interesting provenance, take a peek at the list below and get in touch with the appropriate arm of the federal government.

[Source: Dupont Registry]

Full List After The Jump:

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Report: McLaren Boss Calls Bugatti Veyron "A Complete Piece of Junk"

Ron Dennis, the man in charge of McLaren Automotive, recently slammed the Bugatti Veyron calling it “a complete piece of junk.” McLaren, for those who don’t know, held the record for the world’s fastest production car with the McLaren F1 from 1992 until the launch of the Bugatti Veyron in 2005. The McLaren managed 243-mph in the F1, which was topped by 10 mph by the Veyron. McLaren has also just released a new model, the MP4-12C, which is designed more as a true exotic than an all-out supercar.

Dennis wouldn’t be the first person to attack the looks of the Veyron, calling it “pig ugly,” but his criticism is more than just aesthetic. In an interview with Arabian Business, he said the car “doesn’t go around corners,” and even spoke frankly about an unnamed (cough, Top Gear, cough) BBC program in which the two cars drag raced each other in Abu Dhabi. The shootout had to be rigged says Dennis to make the Veyron look as fast as it does. “We had to do that whole thing about ten times before it [the Veyron] managed to get off the line cleanly and catch us up. Because every time they dropped the clutch it bogged down and we were gone.”

Watch the video after the jump and be sure to give us your opinion:

[Source: ArabianBusiness]

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Bugatti Releases New Galibier 16C Photos, This Time in Black

Bugatti still hasn’t confirmed that the Galibier luxury sedan will see production, but its looking considerably more likely as the automaker releases another round of photos – this time showing the heavyweight in monotone black. We like it considerably more this way, rather than the exposed carbon and blue shown before. These new photos have also given us a chance to notice a few more details about the superfast auto – like the illuminated logos on the rims.

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Video: Actual Bugatti Veyron Saltwater Lagoon Crash Caught on Tape

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VIDEO: Bugatti Veyron Pulled From Saltwater Lagoon After Crash

***UPDATE*** We now have video of the actual crash, involving the Veyron, after the jump below ***UPDATE***

Oh noes! Any car loving man, woman or child is sure to shed a tear upon seeing the picture above, or watching the video below. Yes, that is a multi-million dollar, 1,000-hp Bugatti Veyron; and not only is it stuck fender-deep in water, but it’s corrosive saltwater no less.

The story that led to the tragic incident involved the Veyron’s owner who was driving to Galveston, Texas on Interstate 45 just south of Omega Bay, when a low flying Pelican caused him to jerk the wheel. The car then got caught in some mud, taking the AWD supercar for a ride and tossing it into a saltwater lagoon. The driver, who declined to give his name, was uninjured. His car, however, wasn’t so lucky. Not only will the salt water damage most everything it touches, but there’s bad news for the engine too as KHOU reported that, “The Veyron’s powerful engine gurgled like an outboard motor for about 15 minutes before it died.”

[Source: KHOU]

See the video of the Veyron being pulled from the lagoon after the jump:

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Report: Bugatti Teases 16C Galibier With New Photos, Video
Breaking: Bugatti Galibier 16C Sedan Reportedly Gets the Green Light

Shown for the first time a month ago at a private event in Molsheim, France, the Bugatti Galibier 16C sedan has now reportedly been given the green light to head into production.

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Breaking: Bugatti Galibier 16C Concept Photos Leaked

So much for private unveilings. Just a day after Bugatti displayed its next supercar at an exclusive event in Molsheim, France, pictures of the super-sedan have wound up online.

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Report: Porsche Panamera Platform to Live On As Future Audi, Bentley or Bugatti Model

The incredible Porsche Panamera platform will, as expected, live on, even if Volkswagen goes through with its plans to cancel the model after its initial production run. The Panamera is currently slated to run until 2016.

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Report: Bugatti Releases Teaser Image of New Model to Debut at Frankfurt Auto Show

Just a few days ago we reported that Bugatti had sent out invitations to a select few individuals for a party it will be hosting at the Frankfurt Auto Show in September. On the invitation there was a grainy photo of what was presumed to be a new model from the company. A new Bugatti at Frankfurt only makes sense as 2009 marks the automakers centennial.

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